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Purton Stoke

Private House


The shape and design of this oak framed house is a direct response to the site layout and its orientation, maximising use of the south facing garden.


A first floor balcony overlooks a large, open, double height kitchen, dining and living area. The oak frame features some unusual geometry around the staircase, forming a major feature of the design.


Externally the house is clad in brickwork as seen from the street. The private garden elevation has a more contemporary look with a great deal of glass and oak exposed. Under floor heating and conventional gas fired heating is supplemented by a wood buring stove as well as solar gain through the windows.

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Designed by Ben Smith, Nick Matthews
Self-managed Build